Sip, Swirl. Taste. Gulp! Take a tipsy tour through the spirit trails of New York City's underground watering holes.
Walk with us as we retrace the immigrant progress toward the American Dream during Prohibition. We will guide you into one of New York's last-standing 1920s speakeasies and tell the tale of the period’s most notorious gangsters and infamous bootleggers. At our second location, we’ll explore the catalysts behind Prohibition and focus on the women of the Gilded Age, and the movement that gave rise to an oil king. To round off our journey together, we’ll take you to one of New York's oldest bars and former speakeasies where we’ll discuss the sudden demise of Prohibition.
This 3-hour tour includes the following:
Intimate group size, no greater than 14
A New York City licensed tour guide
Tour takes place in midtown Manhattan/Hell's Kitchen
Prohibition style drink sample
3 drinking locations including an original speakeasy
*Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink menus are available. Drinks and transportation are NOT included.
Adults = $48
Wednesday through Sunday. Start times: 4:30pm and 7:00pm.
Tours run rain, snow or shine. You will walk a total of 1.5 miles. Guests must be 21 + and able to walk 1.5 miles at a moderate pace in classy attire.
ABOUT YOUR TOUR GUIDE, RORY:
I am New York: I am Norwegian, Irish, Scottish, English, Nigerian, a ballerina, an award winning Broadway actor and a voice over artist for Nickelodeon. A lethal combo for a master storyteller of immigration. My passions have made me one of the most sought-after licensed guides in New York. So, please join me in examining an era of accelerated progress for immigrants and minorities—Prohibition, told by a true New Yorker.
NYC Prohibition Tour Reviews:
Discover hidden bars and great tales!
“Rory was an excellent guide. We found out how to spot a speak easy and enjoyed a couple of cocktails along the way. I didn’t know much about the history but as the tour progresses we learnt so much. Discovered some amazing places we wouldn’t have found on our own. This is a great activity and we really enjoyed it. We were a small group and this made it easy to meet new people and share the experience.”
— Claire L // TripAdvisor
"In a city known for having no shortage of interesting, engaging and fun things to do, The Drinking and Prohibition Tour with Rory rises to the top of the list!! Perfect mix of learning, exploring interesting establishments, enjoying really well crafted libations and entertainment! Rory is a captivating storyteller and gracious host. Highly recommended way to create a memorable experience.”
So interesting and a fun night out!
“My boyfriend (from Scotland) and I (a born and bred New Yawka) went on our second tour with Rory. She is an amazing tour guide! interesting, knowledgeable and a funny charming story teller. We had so much fun and great cocktails too. I highly recommend this tour! Bring your friends it's a great night out :)”
— Jeanette T // TripAdvisor